Two Brothers
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Like The Bear, director Jean-Jacques Annaud's acclaimed animal picture released 15 years prior, Two Brothers offers a family-friendly epic as told through the eyes of its four-legged protagonists, who, in this case, are sibling tiger cubs Koumal and Sangha. Though a life in the jungles of French colonial Indochina circa the 1920s seemed certain, the cubs are separated shortly after their birth when the notorious hunter Aidan McRory (Guy Pearce) kills their father. Koumal is whisked away to a circus, where he is cruelly beaten into submission and forced to perform tricks to earn his keep.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

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"This is a family movie on a grand scale, enhanced by lush cinematography and throbbing music, with a minimum of dialogue and an endless assortment of thrills."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"... one of the most amazing animal adventure fables ever captured on film."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Stunningly beautiful, but too intense for little kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It's that rare kind of comedy -- simple humor based on personalities, behavior, and folly .... rather than forced through crass punchlines or annoying sidekicks."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Christianity Today
"A fun, thoughtful, resourceful adventure for the whole family."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Noteworthy because it represents a kind of fevered moviemaking insanity that we rarely see these days."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"I would have gladly volunteered to lead all the tigers participating in this movie directly into the wilds, just to stop them 'acting' in this slow-moving, heavy-handed drama."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"The very definition of harmless, watchable entertainment. Exactly whether or not that is good enough depends on who you are."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"[A] heartbreaking fable of friendship, family ties, and the human impact on the natural world..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The overall quality and timelessness of Two Brothers will guarantee it a long future."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
"The kind of movie that kids used to flock to on Saturday afternoons in the forties and fifties."
‑ Alan Niester, Globe and Mail
"The movie can be taken as quality children's entertainment ... But the film offers much more than that."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"I defy any animal lover not to tear up with Kumal and Sangha reunite, even if it is a little faux."
‑ Carlo Cavagna,
"Annaud's methods are misleading which undermine his admirable intent."
‑ Michael Drakulich, Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)
"As with The Bear much of the plot is carried by animal photography, though this film has considerably more human plot. A good family film, and a moving experience."
‑ Mark R. Leeper,
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